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    I moved it by hanging it from the ceiling and...

    I moved it by hanging it from the ceiling and backing the trailers under it. The beam was designed for a 3000lb distributed load and I hung a 2200lb point load 1/3 of the way from the end. Talk...
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    So much this! No wonder nobody wants to learn a...

    So much this! No wonder nobody wants to learn a trade. Most kids are in after school programs or left to their own devices instead of learning useful skills. Of course parents aren't 100% to...
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    Good lessons in parenting which more of our...

    Good lessons in parenting which more of our citizens should acknowledge and apply. Nothing like a little danger and lots of responsibility to make a boy into a man.
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    I wish all three of them would hit the ignore...

    I wish all three of them would hit the ignore button. Their antics are tiresome.
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    I got rid of it for $1250 and I have a hypertherm...

    I got rid of it for $1250 and I have a hypertherm plasma cutter coming in the mail to heal my broken heart.
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    Re: Save money by spending money?

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    Re: Save money by spending money?

    The axes aren't bad and the table slop is average. I ran it at the guys house and the spindle is tight.
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    Re: Save money by spending money?

    Bad news! It doesnt fit in the space i set aside for it! I cleaned it up and checked it out. If anybody wants it i'm asking $1200 for the mill, phase converter, collets, clamps, end mills, drill...
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    Re: Save money by spending money?

    Yeah. I haven't inspected it yet, but it's basically a box of capacitors, a motor, and a disconnect with 3 fuses.
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    Re: Save money by spending money?

    Engine hoist from the guy's garage, then come-along to drag it to the middle.
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    Save money by spending money?

    Here's my new milling machine which was built around 1947 and rebuilt at some point between now and then according to the tag on the side. I started building my own attachments to save money but...
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    Great job! It will be in your family for a long...

    Great job! It will be in your family for a long time. When my grandpa died I inherited his welding rods and a helmet. I can't bring myself to use them :-)
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    Noice!

    Noice!
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    You could also replace the bucket with a...

    You could also replace the bucket with a hydraulic shear if you want it to be safer and can move the controls to the ground
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    It wouldn't be hard if you can power it from your...

    It wouldn't be hard if you can power it from your rear remotes. I'd defintely make a manual crank down outrigger system for all 4 corners. Get someone to calculate how far the outriggers need to...
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    I wanted one on the fel of my 1026r but came to...

    I wanted one on the fel of my 1026r but came to the same conclusion that it wouldn't have enough power to do any real work. I am going to build a pto unit too.
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    I've had a lot of luck buying reamers on ebay fir...

    I've had a lot of luck buying reamers on ebay fir 1/3 the price of new
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    I thinl a tee fitting would cause floppy bucket...

    I thinl a tee fitting would cause floppy bucket syndrome.
  19. Thread: portaband

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    Too cool! I need to build one with a matching...

    Too cool! I need to build one with a matching work support to sit on my concrete floor. I just need to figure out how to hold my saw. It doesn't seem to have any orthogonal edges.
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    What's a morse blade?

    What's a morse blade?
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    Thanks! That horizontal table is just what I need!

    Thanks! That horizontal table is just what I need!
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    The only problem I have so far is trying to get...

    The only problem I have so far is trying to get it to cut straight (along the thin edge of the blade). I think I need to turn it so it cuts like a vertical saw instead of horizontal. Any tips?

    I...
  23. Thread: portaband

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    portaband

    I just got a plug in portable bandsaw that my contractor buddy owned. As borat would say "wow woo wee wow!" It is very nice! What kinds of interesting things have you all cut? My favorite so far...
  24. I used to clean my back yard once a week from my...

    I used to clean my back yard once a week from my german shepherd. When we went on vacation it was 3 weeks worth I had to shovel into a bucket. I mowed that day and didn't remember to dump the...
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    I agree it can save a little time while the...

    I agree it can save a little time while the bucket is in the air but you eventually develop a feel for how much you are digging in and can skim the surface without looking at it. Its like using your...
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    When I bought mine I thought it would be a big...

    When I bought mine I thought it would be a big deal but I never looked at it then I took it off because it was annoyingly noisy. I don't mss it
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    Yep, my indicator is the flat bucket top. I have...

    Yep, my indicator is the flat bucket top. I have way more trouble with one side being too deep than bucket tilt.
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    My brother in law bought one with 2000 hrs and it...

    My brother in law bought one with 2000 hrs and it has all sorts of problems. He bought it for $18k and has at least $6k in repairs. Dumb stuff too like starter ring gear was missing teeth, gauge...
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    I just bought the 120v spot welder and it...

    I just bought the 120v spot welder and it performs it's job well. I just had to tighten it up and adjust it for about 20 minutes when I got it.
  30. I found a new use for the bucket today. We got...

    I found a new use for the bucket today. We got 5" of snow and it helped me scrape the sidewalks and around the vehicles. I also used the hoe to get unstuck twice.
  31. Okay. Thats how I drew it. Thanks for the...

    Okay. Thats how I drew it. Thanks for the advice.
  32. Ok got it. So do the angle parts stick past the...

    Ok got it. So do the angle parts stick past the cutting edge to the front or back of the bucket? (Extend the flat part toward the operator or away from him?)
  33. I'll post them as jpgs so you can see them. So...

    I'll post them as jpgs so you can see them. So the angle iron is to aid in swinging the boom over the spoils like a broom?
  34. Re: 260 backhoe ditch cleaning bucket John Deere 1026r

    Is this what you meant?

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  35. I'll draw your idea to see if I follow what you...

    I'll draw your idea to see if I follow what you are saying. Thanks.
  36. I just watched 8 of your videos and now I really...

    I just watched 8 of your videos and now I really want a plasma cutter. Thanks for posting your work. I think they are like the steel equivalent of the Yankee workshop I used to watch on pbs.
  37. Willie, I like the idea of runners to make it act...

    Willie, I like the idea of runners to make it act more like a wood plane. So far it does good with the blunt cutting edge but when I get the motivation to sharpen it more I can see that being a...
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    You could try welding the frayed ends of the wire...

    You could try welding the frayed ends of the wire together.
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    Thanks for the explanation. I must just be...

    Thanks for the explanation. I must just be watching too much American Loggers.
  40. Here is my new pin keeper. John deere thought a...

    Here is my new pin keeper. John deere thought a 3/8 bolt and nut would work but I wanted a toolless bucket change

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  41. Re: 260 backhoe ditch cleaning bucket John Deere 1026r

    Pictures
  42. I've put 2.5 hrs on it so far with no problems. ...

    I've put 2.5 hrs on it so far with no problems. It would work better on a tractor with 180 degree swing but it's probably 3x faster than the 12" bucket and if you have the patience for it you can do...
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    Its probably a 2 stroke. The exhaust may be warm...

    Its probably a 2 stroke. The exhaust may be warm but it won't be hot enough to burn their shoes. The oil mist lowers exhaust temperatures greatly
  44. The secret to making a french drain work is to...

    The secret to making a french drain work is to wrap the rocks in fabric the top it with 3-4" of sand or gravel depending on your desired flow rate. You can also make the trench like an upside down...
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    Why are you guys using chains instead of cable...

    Why are you guys using chains instead of cable chokers?
  46. Re: 260 backhoe ditch cleaning bucket John Deere 1026r

    Here's the excel file to calculate the stresses from torsional and bending loads on a pipe / tube.

    You just have to delete the .txt after the file name to get it to open in excel.

    Show or hide...
  47. Mike, You can do even better calculations with...

    Mike,

    You can do even better calculations with the computer because you don't have to simplify the geometry of your parts and the application of loads or constraints. Unfortunately, to get an...
  48. It's under the bucket where the cutting edge runs...

    It's under the bucket where the cutting edge runs across. I will take a picture tomorrow
  49. Re: 260 backhoe ditch cleaning bucket John Deere 1026r

    Here are some drawings. I have dxf files for anyone who wants me to email them.

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    Re: Root rake material

    If you study the design you will see that they have added gussets between each tine to stiffen them up. I suggest doing the same. If not on every tine, at least do it to the end tines.
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    My calculation: Assuming a cantilever beam...

    My calculation:

    Assuming a cantilever beam loaded at one end, fixed at the other.

    Length of beam = 8 in
    Load on end of beam = 10,000 lb (skid steer weight)
    section modulus of rectangle =...
  52. Re: 260 backhoe ditch cleaning bucket John Deere 1026r

    The bucket works great! I tested it by spreading about 1-2 tons of crusher run gravel mixed with some dirt and visual estimation says it holds about three times more than a normal 12" bucket. I...
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    Re: Root rake material

    How many tines do you want to build? What is the distance from the chisel tip to the bottom of the crossmember spacing them apart? Is this mild steel or something else?
  54. I went with the 7014 and it welded pretty good. ...

    I went with the 7014 and it welded pretty good. Every part required a small amount of hand fitting but it went together very well. I look forward to getting some action shots for you guys in a few...
  55. I've got a question for the welders here. What...

    I've got a question for the welders here. What size electrode should I use on my lincoln tombstone for the 1/8" parts?

    I'm thinking 3/32 7014.
  56. 260 backhoe ditch cleaning bucket John Deere 1026r

    I've been wanting to build a ditch cleaning bucket for a while and I think a 24" is about all the 260 hoe can handle. Factory options are 8", 12", and 16". I have the 12" bucket which has a struck...
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    I'd look into welding some shackles to either...

    I'd look into welding some shackles to either side of the bucket and running a chain between them. Place a hydraulic jack under the bucket with some scrap plywood or shelving board on either end of...
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    How does this affect the breakout force? Nice...

    How does this affect the breakout force? Nice work!.
  59. You just need to come back to wv. I just sold a...

    You just need to come back to wv. I just sold a heavy deere 110 to a guy from Huntington for $750 after buying it in morgantown 3 years earlier for the same price.
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    You remind me of the kid in elementary school who...

    You remind me of the kid in elementary school who told me he had a camaro that his dad built for him. He never brought pics to school either.
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    Re: built a tonka trailer

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    Here's a better view of the entire rig.
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    I'd like to build a heavy duty bulldozer to haul...

    I'd like to build a heavy duty bulldozer to haul on it someday. He got a plastic dozer for christmas that looks cool but won't be pushing anything except legos.
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    Great suggestion! He has a bruise on his back...

    Great suggestion! He has a bruise on his back from falling on it after 10 minutes of ownership. :-) I will install some of the strips like you can put on the edge of an automobile door tomorrow.
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    It is a lot heavier than any toy I've seen at the...

    It is a lot heavier than any toy I've seen at the store so you may be right. I want to build some screw type binders and chains next.
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    The operator sure beats on it so it's a good...

    The operator sure beats on it so it's a good thing it's scrapped together! I'd be afraid of falling off sideways while loading in that soft dirt
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    Cool! Send pics when you get it built

    Cool! Send pics when you get it built
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    built a tonka trailer

    I built a trailer for my son's dump truck and couldn't wait any longer to give it to him. It has fold down ramps, 4 tie down points, 2 axles with duals, and a jack which I need to weld a handle on....
  68. I think your frame will need to be reinforced and...

    I think your frame will need to be reinforced and the spindles, front axle, and steering box could use attention. I'd look into repowering an older tractor but many of them use horizontal shaft...
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    Probably, but the gauges aren't. I'm glad you...

    Probably, but the gauges aren't. I'm glad you guys got a useful idea.

    I'd like to use this to measure my trailer tongue weight.
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    Re: Saved an arbor press from the scrap yard

    You guys may like this too:

    It's a force gauge made for the press, but really could work for anything. The gauges are screwed into a small harbor freight cylinder with 1.5" bore. To build these...
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    Saved an arbor press from the scrap yard

    We bought a 3 ton arbor press at my company and it arrived with the front half broken off. The company sent us a new one and UPS never came to pick up the old press so I spent $19 in parts and 2...
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    Re: Unusual applications of the FEL

    I used my loader to move a 300-400 lb freezer out of my grandmother's basement. It sure beat carrying it up the stairs.
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    1/4 bolts in this application will yield after...

    1/4 bolts in this application will yield after about 1100 lbs of force if grade 5 or twice that if they are grade 8. The trip springs should actuate before this but it's close to needing bigger...
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    My 1026r with backhoe and mower has been a great...

    My 1026r with backhoe and mower has been a great blessing to my family on our hilly property. I wish it could lift the three point hitch higher but otherwise it does great for its size. It sure...
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    The equations do take a while to get used to. I...

    The equations do take a while to get used to. I suggest getting an fe exam practice book as your first reference then buying more books on what specific topic you are interested in. The guys that...
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    I built my own design out of 3/8" mild steel with...

    I built my own design out of 3/8" mild steel with 7 tines. No problems on a 1026r. My tractor could be twice as heavy and not bend it. I think this is better than my design for a small tractor...
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    If you read your post aloud you will know what to...

    If you read your post aloud you will know what to do. Walk behind tiller vs excavator? Thats like shovel vs fingers! You don't want to run the hoe for 8 hours but you'll be walking behind that...
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    Anybody have a service bulletin number for this...

    Anybody have a service bulletin number for this fix?
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    They still make 250cc dirt bikes too.

    They still make 250cc dirt bikes too.
  80. Thread: grapple value?

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    Id ask 1200 and let it go for 950-1000

    Id ask 1200 and let it go for 950-1000
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    Backhoe Re: Ripper tooth design - need your advice

    I welded on a piece of AR400 to my ripper which is a very abrasion resistant steel. It won't hardly cut with a grinder. If i had it to do over again i'd try putting the cutting teeth on the inside...
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    Comparison My family owns both and they are similar in lots...

    My family owns both and they are similar in lots of ways. The x is set up for mowing grass and the 1000 is optimized for general tractor work. The transmission and the front axle are the biggest...
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    If it really bothers you get another used truck...

    If it really bothers you get another used truck bit consider the following:

    1. Who knows if the next truck will be better or worse and when it will break?

    2. A transmission rebuild would set...
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    If i were you i would look into making it's lift...

    If i were you i would look into making it's lift capacity about 400lbs. The tubing in the pf engineering plans is heavier than it should be. You should buy thinner wall tubing and put teeth on the...
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    You can block his comments if you want to. No...

    You can block his comments if you want to. No need to reply.
  86. No Jim, carrying the Polaris is the excuse to...

    No Jim, carrying the Polaris is the excuse to build a cool bed.
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    It's for making motorcycle/ bicycle trails.

    It's for making motorcycle/ bicycle trails.
  88. My mom loves her deere x748 but i don't know how...

    My mom loves her deere x748 but i don't know how it would fit your budget. Financing is 0%
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    Stay calm and stay in the cab is a related video...

    Stay calm and stay in the cab is a related video :-)

    I'd hate to drive it over the side cast spoils and have it flip when they compact
  90. What about a bagging trailer for the big deere. ...

    What about a bagging trailer for the big deere. I'm thinking a leaf vac. Would that work?
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    I'll check on the votech route but I'm skeptical...

    I'll check on the votech route but I'm skeptical about the turnaround time being less than a semester. Meanwhile I'll be saving my money to get it done professionally. I wonder if i could just get...
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    Ive just paid off my 2001 Ram 2500 diesel and i...

    Ive just paid off my 2001 Ram 2500 diesel and i want to do some body work. It has typical chrysler rust problems that were covered up when i bought it. I had planned on installing two new front...
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    Ive got an old truck and still have it detailed...

    Ive got an old truck and still have it detailed once a year. It costs $90 and makes it feel like i just got a new one.
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    Same with exif data i believe

    Same with exif data i believe
  95. Agreed! $20k down the drain. Maybe its going to...

    Agreed! $20k down the drain. Maybe its going to an auction! :-)
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    May want to pull the screen behind the radiator...

    May want to pull the screen behind the radiator and check the water pump flow
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    Try it in the ocean, dead sea, or great salt lake...

    Try it in the ocean, dead sea, or great salt lake :-)
  98. If you can afford it and have a place to store it...

    If you can afford it and have a place to store it buy the hoe. I had the same dilemma and it really made my tractor twice the machine. It's so much easier to level dirt than using a loader. Not to...
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    I wouldn't touch it unless i could rebuild...

    I wouldn't touch it unless i could rebuild itmyself
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    That looks much better!

    That looks much better!
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